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    Javiar Collins
    Javiar Collins

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    St. Paul, Minn.

    High School:
    St. Thomas Academy

    Height / Weight:
    6-6 / 310

    Position:
    DT

    Eligibility:
    Sr.



    1999: Played in all 11 games, starting the last six at left tackle ... Finished 12th on the team in tackles with 38, 21 solo ... Recorded a season-high six tackles against Iowa ... Second on the team with four sacks, and third with five TFLs ... Earned championship performance recognition three times and named defensive player of the game once.

    1998: Played in all 12 games, starting the final five at defensive tackle ... Finished 10th on the team in tackles with 36, 25 solo ... Recorded three tackles for loss, one sack, one pass break up and one fumble forced ... First career sack was vs. UNLV (-8 yards) ... Recorded five solo tackles at Michigan State and seven tackles at Penn State.

    1997: Played in eight games, mostly on special teams ...?Did not record a tackle.

    1996: Did not see any game action ... Named scout team champion for Iowa.

    High School: Bluechip Illustrated All-American ... SuperPrep All-Midwest selection ... Recorded 105 tackles and nine sacks, while forcing four fumbles in his senior campaign ... Received all-state accolades from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and all-metro from both the Star-Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press ... Also garnered all-conference honors ... High school coach was Bob Slater ... Earned two letters in football and three in basketball ... All-state in basketball.

    Personal: Born Javiar Lawrence Collins on 4/13/78 ... Son of Jocelyn Collins ... Communication studies major.

    Collins' Career Stats

    DEFENSE

    Year GP ST AT TT TFL INT PBU FF FR SAK
    1997 8 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0/0
    1998 12 25 11 36 3/15 0 1 1 0 1/8
    1999 11 21 17 38 5/23 0 1 1 0 4/21
    TOTALS 31 46 28 74 8/38 0 2 2 0 5/29

    The Collins File
    Q. Nobody knows that I: have a secret plot to take over the world.
    Q. The one thing I can't stand: bad breath.
    Q. If I could change one thing about myself: I would make myself taller.